DPM 9350/00
User Manual
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DPM 9350/00 (International edition/English) - 08/2003
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© 2003 Philips Speech Processing
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Pocket Memo is a registered trademark of Philips.
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DISCLAIMER AND NOTICES
Philips Speech Processing has carried out extensive testing with most popular
configurations. However, since PC add-ons and device drivers change very
rapidly, we are unable to guarantee conflict-free operation.
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contains recyclable material.
Technical changes and errors excepted.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction ....................................................................................1
DPM features.................................................................................................1
Package contents ..........................................................................................2
Chapter 2: Introducing the DPM ......................................................................3
DPM graphic..................................................................................................3
LCD display ...................................................................................................7
Batteries ........................................................................................................8
Chapter 3: Getting Started.............................................................................. 10
Activating the DPM ...................................................................................... 10
Memory card................................................................................................ 11
Start screen ................................................................................................. 13
DPM menu .................................................................................................. 16
Power Save mode ....................................................................................... 28
Chapter 4: Basic Operations .......................................................................... 29
Recording .................................................................................................... 29
Finishing a dictation (EOL and Priority) ....................................................... 32
Recording mode (Insert/Overwrite).............................................................. 34
Playback ...................................................................................................... 35
Fast Forward and Fast Rewind.................................................................... 36
Deleting .......................................................................................................37
Recording format (Standard Play/Long Play) .............................................. 39
Voice-activated recording ............................................................................ 40
Skip Forward and Skip Back ....................................................................... 41
Chapter 5: Advanced Operations .................................................................. 42
Assigning Keywords .................................................................................... 42
Transferring data between DPM and PC..................................................... 45
Appendix: Troubleshooting the DPM ............................................................ 47
Index................................................................................................................. 48
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Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 1: Introduction
The DPM 9350/00 (Digital Pocket Memo) has been designed to offer optimum
user convenience and greater efficiency for your daily work. This manual
provides a comprehensive overview of all the device's features and detailed
instructions on how to operate the device.
DPM features
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The DPM 9350/00 is a state-of-the-art digital voice recorder for the
professional user.
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Digital recording allows instant access to any point in the dictation and
enables you to make precise deletions from sound files and to correctly
place insertions.
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The DPM 9350/00 provides workflow management capabilities for easy
transfer of files to the PC.
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4-Position Switch for single-handed operation and ease-of-use.
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User-defined information (Keywords) can be stored with the sound file.
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USB connection for simple data transfer between the device and the PC.
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Ergonomic design.
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High-resolution LCD display with backlight.
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Package contents
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DPM 9350/00 - the digital voice recorder for the professional user.
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Philips MMC 9016 - memory card with a 16 MB storage capacity.
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Installation CD for the DPM Download/Configuration program for
Windows 98 SE, Windows Me, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000 and
Windows XP.
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A leather pouch.
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2 Philips AAA batteries.
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A USB cable.
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DPM 9350/00 User Manual, DPM 9350/00 Quick Reference
Accessories available from your vendor
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Power Supply LFH 9145
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DPM Docking Station 9110
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Rechargeable batteries LFH 9144
For more information about Philips, Philips Speech Processing and the
available products, go to:
www.philips.com
www.dictation.philips.com
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Chapter 2: Introducing the DPM
This chapter introduces the DPM 9350/00.
DPM graphic
The following graphics show the device and the names of the various parts.
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Record LED
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LCD display
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Built-in loudspeaker
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Built-in microphone
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Jog Dial (for volume control, Skip Forward and Skip Back, accessing the
DPM menu, moving between menu entries and confirming selections)
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4-Position Switch (positions from top to bottom: Fast Forward, Play, Stop
and Fast Rewind) with Lock/Hold switch functionality
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INS/OVR button (for switching between Insert and Overwrite mode)
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DEL button (Delete)
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USB socket
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Battery compartment
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Memory card slot
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L/P button (for assigning the End-of-Letter attribute and Priority)
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MIC (microphone socket)
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EAR (earphone socket)
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REC button (Record)
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DL/S button (for PC download)
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Power supply socket (for Philips LFH 9145)
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LCD display
The DPM 9350/00 has a high-quality graphical LCD display. You will see the
following symbols:
Standard Play mode
Long Play mode
AM symbol (hours before noon)
PM symbol (hours after noon)
Fast Rewind
Fast Forward
Recording
Record Standby
Stop
Playback
Voice-activated recording
EOL (End-of-Letter)
Priority
Write-protected SD card
Insert mode
Batteries: 100%
Batteries: 80%
Batteries: 60%
Batteries: 40%
Batteries: 20%
Batteries: empty
The status indication bar may appear as follows (note that the following
overview only lists the most common displays of the status indication bar):
A dictation is being recorded.
A sound file is being played back.
A section of the sound file is marked for deletion.
The whole sound file is marked for deletion.
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Batteries
The DPM 9350/00 can be operated with the two standard AAA alkaline batteries
delivered with the product. You can also use rechargable Philips NiMH batteries
(LFH 9144). For recharging the batteries, only use the power supply LFH 9145;
it can also be used for running the DPM from the mains power supply.
The power indicator on the display may appear as follows:
The batteries are full (100%).
4/5 of the battery power is available (80%).
3/5 of the battery power available (60%).
2/5 of the battery power available (40%).
1/5 of the battery power available (20%).
The batteries are empty and should be replaced.
If the batteries are dangerously low and should be replaced or recharged, this
symbol is displayed:
Note: If the power level in the batteries drops below 2.0 V, no recording
or playback is possible.
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Recharging batteries
The DPM can be operated with the rechargable Philips NiMH batteries
LFH 9144. For recharging these batteries, either use the DPM Docking
Station 9110 or the Philips power supply LFH 9145.
For more information about recharging the batteries with the DPM Docking
Station 9110, refer to the documentation delivered with the product.
When recharging the batteries with the Philips power supply LFH 9145, note the
following:
There are two ways to recharge the batteries.
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Fast recharge: Connect the Philips power supply LFH 9145 to the mains
power supply before deactivating the DPM via the Lock/Hold switch.
Deactivating the DPM starts the recharging process.
Important: The DPM can become quite warm during fast recharging.
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Slow recharge: The DPM can be connected to the mains power supply with
the Philips power supply LFH 9145 at any time, even when recording
dictations. The batteries will recharge, but at a slower rate.
The recharging process is indicated on the DPM display with these alternating
symbols:
and
When recharging is finished, only the symbol for full battery power is displayed:
Note: When working with standard rechargable batteries, the DPM only
displays the symbol for 80% battery power ( ) even if the batteries have
been fully recharged. The symbol for 100% battery power ( ) is only
displayed when completely new standard batteries (not rechargable) are
inserted or when the DPM is run from the mains power supply.
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Chapter 3: Getting Started
This chapter provides an introduction to the basic functions of the
DPM 9350/00:
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Activating the DPM
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Memory card
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Start screen
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DPM menu
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Power Save mode
Activating the DPM
The DPM can be turned on and off via the Lock/Hold switch. If the device is
locked, it is not possible to use any of the DPM buttons and none of the buttons
can be pressed accidentally.
The device is unlocked.
The device is locked.
When you work with the DPM for the first time, insert the batteries and unlock
the Lock/Hold switch. The device is now operational and you can insert the
memory card.
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For activating the device when it has already been in use, there are the
following options:
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If the Lock/Hold switch was activated, unlock the device.
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If the device has gone into Power Save mode (the device has been left
inactive for for more than 4 minutes), activate the device by pressing any
button or by moving the 4-Position Switch.
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If the DPM has been left inactive for more than 2 hours, it is automatically
turned off. In this case, it can only be turned on via the Lock/Hold switch
(OFF-ON functionality).
Memory card
The DPM 9350/00 operates with a memory card of the type MMC or SD. The
DPM supports MMC and SD cards of all storage capacities. It is delivered with a
16 MB memory card of the type MMC. This card supports about 156 minutes of
recording time in Standard Play mode or 234 minutes of recording time in Long
Play mode.
If there is no memory card inserted into the DPM, this screen is displayed:
After inserting the memory card, one of the following screens will be displayed:
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If the memory card is new and has not been formatted, a confirmation dialog
for formatting the memory card is displayed; for more information, see
below.
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If the memory card has been in use before, a start screen with the
information stored on the memory card is displayed.
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Formatting the memory card
When you insert a new, unformatted memory card, the following screen is
displayed:
To confirm and start the formatting process, press the DEL button for at least
2 seconds. If you want to cancel the formatting process, either remove the
memory card or move the 4-Position Switch.
Note: The memory card delivered with your DPM 9350/00 has already
been preformatted.
Important: Any memory card used with the DPM should be formatted by
the DPM itself and not any other device.
For more information about reformatting the memory card, refer to the
corresponding section in the DPM menu chapter in this manual.
Full memory card
If only 2 minutes of recording time are left on the memory card, the remaining
time on the DPM display will start to blink. When the memory card is full, a
warning is displayed and the device beeps; recording stops.
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Start screen
After the memory card has been inserted or the DPM is turned on, a start
screen is displayed. This screen is identical to the screen which is displayed
when the DPM is in Stop mode.
Note: The screen above is a fictional screen with the maximum number
of symbols which could appear.
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Battery power.
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Recording format: Standard Play or Long Play.
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Write-protected SD memory card.
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Voice-activated recording mode is enabled.
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Insert mode is activated.
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AM (or PM) symbol if the US time format is used.
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Current time in HH:MM (hours:minutes).
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Current file number. The current file will always be the last file you worked
on. If you do not jump to a different file, this file will be opened
automatically.
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EOL (End-of-Letter) indication and Priority assignment.
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Recording or playback time of the current dictation.
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Status indication bar which provides a graphical display for the space left
on the memory card. When recording, playback, winding etc. is done in the
sound file, this bar displays the corresponding symbols and actions.
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Remaining recording time on the memory card depending on the setting
for the recording mode (Standard Play or Long Play).
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The current Keyword 1 assignment.
If you inserted and formatted a new memory card, moving the Jog Dial (Skip
Forward) or pressing the REC button will automatically generate a new file.
After a file has been created by pressing the REC button, the DPM is already in
Record Standby mode.
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DPM display options
The appearance of the DPM display depends on the corresponding setting
(Standard display and Advanced display options) in the DPM
Download/Configuration program. For more information, refer to the DPM
Download/Configuration Online Help.
The Standard display option uses larger symbols
without showing the status indication bar:
The Advanced display option uses smaller symbols.
It enables to view more information about the current
dictation and shows the status indication bar. This bar
provides visual feedback when a dication, for
example, is recorded or played back.
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DPM menu
The DPM 9350/00 comes with a menu which provides the following options:
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Assigning Keywords
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Setting the date and time
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Setting the recording format
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Enabling and disabling the DPM device beep
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Setting the microphone sensitivity
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Voice-activated recording
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Backlight on/off
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Changing the contrast
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Displaying the remaining time
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Reformatting the memory card
Note: The setting for the DPM display appearance (Standard display
and Advanced display options) can only be made via the DPM
Download/Configuration program.
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Accessing the DPM menu
You can access the DPM menu by pressing the Jog Dial for about 2 seconds.
The DPM menu can only be accessed when the DPM is in Stop mode.
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To move between the DPM menu entries, move the Jog Dial up or down:
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To select a menu entry, for example the date and time setting, go to this
menu entry by moving the Jog Dial up or down. Then press the Jog Dial to
confirm the selection. This enables you to access the menu entry and
change the settings for it. Confirm the changes by pressing the Jog Dial; this
returns you to the DPM main menu.
To exit a menu entry selection without confirming the changes, press the
DEL button on the DPM. This exits the DPM main menu and discards any
changes.
Note: If no menu entry selection is made within 10 seconds, the DPM
automatically exits the DPM menu and goes back into Stop mode.
To exit the DPM menu, do one of the following:
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Select the menu entry for exiting the DPM menu and confirm the selection
by pressing the Jog Dial:
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Press the DEL button.
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Assigning Keywords
If Keywords have been defined for the DPM with the DPM
Download/Configuration program, the menu entry for assigning a Keyword is
always displayed first when you access the DPM menu:
This is an example screen for a Keyword menu entry which has been defined as
follows: usage = Author, content = a selection of author names;
the current Keyword assignment is the author name Jones. When you confirm
the menu entry selection by pressing the Jog Dial, the list of all defined author
names is displayed. For more information about assigning DPM Keywords, refer
to the chapter Assigning Keywords in this manual.
Note: If no Keywords are defined, the menu selection starts with the
menu entry for setting the date and time on the DPM. For more
information about DPM Keywords, refer to the DPM
Download/Configuration Online Help.
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Setting the date and time
The DPM 9350/00 displays the date and time in the following format:
YYYY-MM-DD (year-month-day) and HH:MM (hours:minutes)
The menu entry for the date and time displays the current date setting:
Confirm the menu entry selection by pressing the Jog Dial and proceed as
follows:
1. Set the year by moving the Jog Dial up or down. Confirm the setting by
pressing the Jog Dial.
2. Set the month and the day.
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3. Set the time.
When you have set and confirmed the MM (minutes) setting, you will
automatically return to the DPM main menu.
Note: If you do not want to change, for example, the YY (year) setting,
you can proceed to the MM (month) setting by pressing the Jog Dial.
When you change the batteries for the DPM, a built-in power storage will
keep the clock active for 10 hours. After that, the time setting has to be
repeated as described above. Alternatively, you can also connect the
DPM to the PC and enable the Synchronize DPM time with PC time
option in the Program Options dialog box of the DPM
Download/Configuration program.
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Setting the recording format
The DPM enables to record dictations either in the Standard Play or the Long
Play recording format. The default setting is Standard Play (SP).
This is the menu entry for the recording format; the current setting is indicated
with large, bold letters:
Confirm the menu entry selection by pressing the Jog Dial and proceed as
follows:
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Set the Long Play mode:
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Set the Standard Play mode:
Confirm the setting by pressing the Jog Dial and to return to the DPM main
menu.
For more information about the recording format, refer to the Recording
format chapter in this manual.
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DPM device beep
You can define whether you want the DPM to beep when specific operations
take place. Otherwise the DPM is muted except for warnings, for example,
when the batteries are almost empty or the memory card is almost full.
This is the menu entry for the device beep; a check mark next to the symbol
indicates that the beep function is enabled. The symbol always shows the
current setting:
Confirm the menu entry selection by pressing the Jog Dial and proceed as
follows:
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Enable the device beep; this is the default setting:
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Disable the device beep:
Confirm the setting by pressing the Jog Dial and to return to the DPM main
menu.
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Setting the microphone sensitivity
The setting for the microphone sensitivity defines the audio input level for the
DPM's built-in microphone.
This is the menu entry for the microphone sensitivity; the symbol always shows
the current setting:
Confirm the menu entry selection by pressing the Jog Dial and proceed as
follows:
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Set the microphone sensitivity to low when recording dictations in a noisy
environment :
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Set the microphone sensitivity to medium when recording dictations in a
normal environment; this is the default setting:
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Set the microphone sensitivity to high when, for example, recording at a
conference:
Confirm the setting by pressing the Jog Dial and to return to the DPM main
menu.
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Voice-activated recording
The DPM supports the voice-activated recording mode.
This is the menu entry for voice-activated recording; a check mark next to the
symbol indicates that voice-activated recording is enabled. The symbol always
shows the current setting:
Confirm the menu entry selection by pressing the Jog Dial and proceed as
follows:
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Enable voice-activated recording:
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Disable voice-activated recording; this is the default setting:
Confirm the setting by pressing the Jog Dial and to return to the DPM main
menu.
For more information about the voice-activated recording mode, refer to the
Voice-activated recording chapter in this manual.
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Backlight on/off
The DPM provides a backlit display for improved visibility.
This is the menu entry for the display backlight; a check mark next to the symbol
indicates that the backlit display function is enabled. The symbol always shows
the current setting:
Confirm the menu entry selection by pressing the Jog Dial and proceed as
follows:
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Enable the backlight; this is the default setting. When you press a button on
the DPM, the DPM display will be backlit for about 6 seconds:
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Disable the backlight; this setting guarantees a longer lifetime for the DPM's
batteries:
Confirm the setting by pressing the Jog Dial and to return you to the DPM
main menu.
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Changing the contrast
You can change the contrast setting for the DPM display.
This is the menu entry for the contrast setting:
Confirm the menu entry selection by pressing the Jog Dial.
The DPM provides seven contrast levels, from low contrast
contrast
. The default setting is level 5:
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to high
Confirm your preferred contrast setting by pressing the Jog Dial; this also
returns you to the DPM main menu.
Displaying the remaining time
The DPM enables you to have an additional time displayed for the recording
time which is left on the memory card. The remaining recording time depends
on the setting for the recording mode (SP/LP).
Note: The remaining time is only displayed if you have set the
Advanced display option for the DPM appearance in the DPM
Download/Configuration program.
This is the menu entry for the remaining time; a check mark next to the symbol
indicates that the remaining time is available on the DPM display. The symbol
always shows the current setting:
Confirm the menu entry selection by pressing the Jog Dial and proceed as
follows:
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Enable the display of the remaining time; this is the default setting:
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Disable the display of the remaining time:
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Confirm the setting by pressing the Jog Dial and to return to the DPM main
menu.
Reformatting the memory card
You can erase any data on the memory card by reformatting the memory card.
This is the menu entry for reformatting:
Confirm the menu entry selection by pressing the Jog Dial. The following screen
is displayed:
To reconfirm and start the reformatting process, press the DEL button for at
least 2 seconds. This will erase all data on the memory card permanently.
Note: You can cancel the reformatting process by removing the memory
card or by moving the 4-Position Switch.
Note: When reformatting a memory card of the type SD, make sure the
card is not write-protected. A write-protected SD card is indicated with
this symbol on the DPM display:
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Power Save mode
If the DPM is left inactive for more than 4 minutes, it goes automatically into
Power Save mode and the display is turned off. You can reactivate the DPM by
pressing any button or moving the 4-Position Switch. This does not initiate the
function of the corresponding button. The only exception is if you move the 4Position Switch to the Play position; this will start playback.
When the device has been reactivated, it will either display the start screen or
reenter the mode which was active before it entered the Power Save mode.
Note: If you have voice-activated recording enabled and the DPM is in
Record Standby mode, the device will go into Power Save mode after
60 minutes.
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Chapter 4: Basic Operations
This chapter provides an introduction to the basic functions of the
DPM 9350/00:
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Recording a dictation
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Recording mode (Insert/Overwrite)
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Playing back a dictation
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Fast Forward and Fast Rewind
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Deleting parts of a sound file and deleting entire sound files
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Finishing a dictation (EOL and Priority)
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Additional settings
Recording
With the DPM you can create high-quality digital recordings. Follow these steps
to make a recording:
1. Make sure that the 4-Position Switch is in the Stop position and that you
have the memory card inserted.
2. Press the REC button; the device goes into Record Standby mode.
While the device is in Record Standby mode, the Record LED blinks red.
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Note: The LED can be either red or green depending on the setting for
the recording mode. The default setting for the recording mode is
Overwrite. For Overwrite mode, the LED is red. If the setting is Insert
mode, the LED is green.
3. To start recording, move the 4-Position Switch to the Play position and start
dictating. Speak clearly and keep a distance of approximately 4 inches (ten
centimeters) between your mouth and the DPM.
While the device is in Record mode, the Record LED shines permanently
red.
Note: In Record mode, the following buttons are not available: L/P,
INS/OVR, DEL, REC
4. Move the 4-Position Switch to the Stop position to return to Record Standby
mode.
Note: Pressing the REC button enables to switch between Record
Standby mode and Stop mode.
5. While the device is in Record Standby mode, you can do one of the
following:
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To continue recording, move the 4-Position Switch to the Play position
again.
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To leave Record Standby and enter Stop mode, either move the 4Position Switch to the Fast Rewind position or press the REC button.
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6. When you are finished and do not want to make any further changes to the
dictation, press the L/P button to mark the current dictation as finished (EOL
indication: ). Finishing a dictation via the L/P button is also possible in
Record Standby mode.
The file will be closed and a new, empty file is automatically generated. The
file number is increased by one.
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Finishing a dictation (EOL and Priority)
The L/P button on the DPM has two functions: marking a dictation as finished
(EOL function, End-of-Letter) and assigning priority to a dictation (Priority
function). The L/P button is only operational if the 4-Position Switch is in the
Stop position and recording has been done in the file.
Note: Finishing a dictation via the L/P button is also possible in Record
Standby mode.
EOL indication (End-of-Letter)
Priority indication
The functions of the L/P button are as follows:
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If you press the L/P button once, the current file is marked as finished (EOL
indication). The file is closed and a new, empty file is created.
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If you press the L/P button twice within half a second, the current file is
marked as finished (EOL indication) and assigned the Priority status. This
also closes the current file and creates a new, empty file.
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Note: If you have finished a file with the EOL indication, no further
recording is possible in this file. It is also not possible to delete the file or
to delete a section from the file.
Removing EOL and Priority from a file
To remove the EOL indication or Priority assignment from a dictation, follow
these steps:
1. Make sure the 4-Position Switch is in the Stop position.
2. Go to the respective file by moving the Jog Dial up or down.
3. To confirm the file selection and access the file, press the Jog Dial.
4. To either remove the EOL indication or the Priority assignment, do one of
the following:
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To remove the EOL indication, press the L/P button once.
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To remove the Priority status, press the L/P button twice within half a
second.
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Recording mode (Insert/Overwrite)
The INS/OVR button switches between Insert and Overwrite mode:
The default setting is Overwrite mode which means that new speech replaces
existing speech in the sound file from the insertion point forward.
If the mode setting is Overwrite, the LED is red. If the device is set to Insert
mode, the LED is green and an additional symbol is shown on the DPM display.
This is the DPM display in Stop mode and with
Overwrite mode enabled:
This is the DPM display in Stop mode and with
Insert mode enabled:
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Playback
To play back a selected sound file through the earphones or the built-in
loudspeaker, move the 4-Position Switch to the Play position.
To stop playback, move the 4-Position Switch to the Stop position. When the
end of the file is reached, playback stops automatically.
Note: In Playback mode, the following buttons do not function: L/P, DEL,
INS/OVR, REC and DL/S.
Adjusting the volume
Moving the Jog Dial up and down during playback adjusts the playback volume
for the earphones and the built-in loudspeaker. While the volume is being
adjusted, a speaker symbol and volume slider are displayed:
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Fast Forward and Fast Rewind
The 4-Position Switch on the DPM also supports fast forwarding and fast
rewinding through a sound file. Move the switch to the Fast Forward or Fast
Rewind position to start winding and hold it at that position to carry out the
winding operation. When the end or beginning of the file is reached, winding
stops automatically.
This is the DPM display in Fast Forward mode:
This is the DPM display in Fast Rewind mode:
The winding speed starts at 5 times the playback speed. After 2 seconds it is
accelerated to 10 times the playback speed; after 8 seconds to 20 times and
after 30 seconds to 100 times the playback speed.
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Deleting
The DEL button on the DPM can be used for two purposes: deleting a section
from a sound file and deleting the whole sound file.
Deleting a section
To delete a section from the current dictation, follow these steps:
1. Go to the beginning of a section which is to be deleted by using Fast
Forward, Fast Rewind or Play, move the 4-Position Switch to the Stop
position and press the DEL button once.
The beginning of the section is marked with X.
2. Use either Play, Fast Forward or Fast Rewind to go to the end of the section
that is to be deleted and press the DEL button again.
The end of the section is marked with another X. The open waste bin with a
question mark indicates that the delete operation must be confirmed.
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3. Confirm the operation by pressing the DEL button again for at least
2 seconds and the section is deleted permanently from the file.
The waste bin symbol indicates that the section has been deleted.
Deleting a file
To permanently delete an entire sound file, follow these steps:
1. If you do not have the file you want to delete already open, go to the file by
moving the Jog Dial up or down.
2. Confirm the file selection by pressing the Jog Dial and make sure that the 4Position Switch is in the Stop position.
3. Press the DEL button for at least 2 seconds.
An X symbol appears at the beginning and the end of the file to indicate that
the sound file is marked to be deleted.
4. Confirm the operation by pressing the DEL button again for at least
2 seconds.
Note: To cancel any delete operation, move the 4-Position Switch to any
position. Dictations which have been finished with the EOL (End-ofLetter) indication cannot be deleted unless the EOL indication is
removed from the file.
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Recording format (Standard Play/Long Play)
The recording format (Standard Play and Long Play) determines the recording
speed and audio quality of the recorded sound files..
Standard Play mode
Long Play mode
The default setting is Standard Play (SP). For more information about changing
this setting, refer to the corresponding section in the DPM menu chapter in this
manual.
Note: Only one format can be selected for each file; the format for a file
can be changed as long as no recording has been done in the file.
After recording has been done in the file, it is possible to switch between
the Standard Play and Long Play audio format on the DPM display. This
change will not take effect for the current file but from the next new file
onwards. From that point on, any new files are recorded in the selected
audio format until the setting is changed again.
The values for the two formats are as follows:
Standard Play (SP) 13.7 kbit/s
With this format, about 156 minutes of recording time are available on a 16 MB
memory card. This recording format provides excellent audio quality. It is
recommended when the dictation sound files are used, for example, for speech
recognition.
Long Play (LP) 9.1 kbit/s
This recording format provides good audio quality. With this format, about
234 minutes of recording time are available on a 16 MB memory card.
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Voice-activated recording
Voice-activated recording mode is a convenient feature for hands-free dictation.
When voice-activated recording is enabled, the DPM is in Record Standby
mode; recording will start automatically when the input level exceeds a certain
threshold (i.e. usually when you start dictating). This means that recording stops
a few seconds after you stop speaking and restarts automatically when you start
speaking again.
To operate the DPM in voice-activated recording mode, follow these steps:
1. Enable voice-activated recording in the DPM menu.
For more information, refer to the corresponding section in the DPM menu
chapter in this manual.
2. Make sure that the 4-Position Switch is in the Stop position.
3. Press the REC button; the device is in Record Standby mode.
4. Move the 4-Position Switch to the Play position.
5. Start dictating and recording will start automatically. The symbol for voiceactivated recording is shown on the DPM display.
When you stop dictating, the DPM goes back into Record Standby after
three seconds.
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Skip Forward and Skip Back
The Jog Dial on the DPM supports a skip function for moving between files:
Before you move the Jog Dial up or down, make sure that the 4-Position Switch
is in the Stop position:
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Moving the Jog Dial up skips to the end of the current file. Then, moving the
Jog Dial up will always skip to the end of the next file.
For example, the current file number is 5. Moving the Jog Dial up goes to the
end of file number 5. Moving the Jog Dial further up goes to the end of file
number 6, then to the end of file number 7, and so on.
•
Moving the Jog Dial down skips to the beginning of the current file. Then,
moving the Jog Dial down will always skip to the beginning of the previous
file.
For example, the current file number is 5. Moving the Jog Dial down goes to
the beginning of file number 5. Moving the Jog Dial further down goes to the
beginning of file number 4, then to the beginning of file number 3, and so on.
When you want to continue working on a specific file, confirm the file
selection by pressing the Jog Dial.
Note: When you skip forward and the last file is reached, a new empty
file is created automatically.
If you do not move the Jog Dial for more than 2 seconds, the DPM
returns to the position prior to moving the Jog Dial.
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Chapter 5: Advanced Operations
This chapter introduces you to some of the more advanced aspects of the DPM:
•
Assigning Keywords
•
Transferring data between the DPM and a PC
Note: These functions are only available when using the DPM 9350/00
together with DPM Download/Configuration program.
Assigning Keywords
The DPM allows you to personalize your dictations via predefined Keywords.
For this purpose, you create a configuration file on the PC using the
Download/Configuration program. For DPM 9350/00 this configuration file can
have up to two Keywords defined to be used on the DPM.
Keywords are a combination of their usage definition and the content definitions
for that usage. All this information is stored in the configuration file which is
transferred to the DPM. On the DPM, the authors can select from the predefined
entries and assign them to their dictations. These entries are saved together
with the dictation and can finally be used by the transcriptionist for filtering the
dictations.
For more information about DPM Keywords, refer to the DPM
Download/Configuration Online Help.
Example: The first Keyword can have the usage Author. The entries, this is the
content, for this Keyword would then be a selection of author's names: Jones,
Singh, Watson etc. The second Keyword can have the usage Subject. The
entries for this Keyword would then be a selection of possible subject areas:
Radiology, Surgery, Patient etc. This information is transferred to the
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DPM where the author selects the author name and subject area for each
dictation.
To assign Keywords to a dictation, follow these steps:
1. Press the Jog Dial for about 2 seconds to access the DPM menu and
display the Keyword's usage definition, for example: Author
Note: If a Keyword assignment has already been made, the current
assignment is displayed as the menu entry, for example: AUTHOR:
Singh
2. Confirm the Keyword selection by pressing the Jog Dial. The Keyword's
content definitions are displayed, for example, the author names: Jones,
Singh, Watson
3. Move the Jog Dial to scroll to the name you want to assign.
4. Confirm your selection by pressing the Jog Dial and to return to the DPM
main menu.
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5. To assign a second Keyword, move the Jog Dial to display this Keyword's
usage definition, for example: Subject
6. Confirm the Keyword selection by pressing the Jog Dial. The Keyword's
content definitions are displayed, for example: Radiology, Surgery,
Patient
7. Move the Jog Dial to scroll to the subject you want to assign.
8. Confirm your selection by pressing the Jog Dial and to return to the DPM
main menu.
The selected Keyword definitions will be stored with your dictation. Any new
dictation you create will be assigned the same information unless you select
different Keyword definitions.
You can select different Keyword definitions as long as no recording has been
done in the file. After recording has been done in the file, it is possible to choose
different Keyword definitions on the DPM display. These changes will not take
effect for the current file but from the next new file onwards.
Note: If the DPM goes into Power Save mode while assigning Keywords,
the DPM is reactivated in Stop mode. Any unconfirmed Keyword
assignments will have been discarded. You have to access the DPM
menu and repeat the Keyword assignment.
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Transferring data between DPM and PC
You can use your DPM as part of the workflow management for exchanging and
transferring data with the PC. With the DPM Download/Configuration program,
you make settings and choose options on how to operate the device. This data
can then be downloaded and is stored on the DPM. With the DPM you create
your dictations which are then transferred to the PC for further processing.
Depending on how you have configured the download process with the
Download/Configuration program, the download process is either started
automatically or by pressing the DL/S button on the DPM. You can also
configure whether individual sound files or all of the sound files will be
transferred from the DPM to the PC.
To transfer data from the DPM to the PC with the automatic download
functionality enabled in the DPM Downlod/Configuration program, follow the
steps below. For more information about the automatic download procedure,
refer to the DPM Download/Configuration Online Help or the User Manual
delivered with the CD.
1. Make sure the DPM is connected to the PC and that the 4-Position Switch is
in the Stop position.
The data transfer is started either automatically or by pressing the DL/S
button on the DPM, depending on how you have configured the download
process.
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2. The progress of the file transfer is displayed.
3. When the download is finished, one of the following symbols will appear:
The download finished successfully:
The download did not succeed:
Note: Whether the downloaded files on the DPM are deleted after
transferring depends on the corresponding settings in the DPM
Download/Configuration program.
Additional information
•
During transfer and as long as the DPM is connected to the PC, all buttons
and switches on the DPM are inactive.
•
For more information about the different download configuration options,
refer to the DPM Download/Configuration Online Help or the User Manual
delivered with the CD.
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Appendix: Troubleshooting the DPM
If you have problems with your DPM, please try the following before you contact
your vendor.
Resetting the DPM
To reset the DPM, remove the batteries from the device. Wait for at least
5 seconds before you re-insert the batteries.
DPM warnings
If the DPM displays this warning screen, the problem could be one of
the following:
•
The memory card cannot be read. Try a different memory card or a different
type of memory card.
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The memory card is not formatted or corrupted.
•
One of the DPM buttons could be stuck.
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Index
4
4-Position Switch
Fast Forward position, 36
Fast Rewind position, 36
Lock/Hold switch, 10
Playback, 35
A
Advanced display, 15
Advanced operations, 42
Appearance, 15
Assign
Keywords, 18
Authors, 42
Automatic recording, 24, 40
B
Backlight, 25
Basics, 29
Batteries, 8
Recharge, 9
Beep, 22
Button
DEL, 37
EOL, 32
INS/OVR, 34
L/P, 32
Priority, 32
REC, 29
C
Card, 11
Configuration file, 42
Configuration program, 45
Contrast, 26
D
Data transfer, 45
Date, 19
DEL, 37
DEL button, 37
Delete
File, 38
Section, 37
Delete operations, 37
Dictation
Create, 29
Display, 7
Download program, 45
DPM
Activate, 10
Batteries, 8
Formatting the memory card, 12
Graphic, 3
Keywords, 42
Memory card, 11
Overview, 3
Reset, 47
DPM display, 15, 25, 26
DPM Download/Configuration, 45
DPM menu, 16, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24,
25, 26, 27
E
End-of-Letter button, 32
Index
EOL, 32
EOL button, 32
F
Fast Forward, 36
Fast Rewind, 36
Features, 1
File
Delete, 38
Skip Back, 41
Skip Forward, 41
First steps, 29
Format for recording
Long Play, 39
Standard Play, 39
Formatting
Memory card, 12
G
Getting started, 10
Graphic
DPM, 3
I
INS/OVR, 34
INS/OVR button, 34
Insert
Memory card, 11
Insert mode, 34
Introduction, 1
J
Jog Dial, 16
Keywords, 43
Skip Back, 41
Skip Forward, 41
Volume, 35
K
Keywords, 42
DPM menu, 18
L
L/P, 32
L/P button, 32
LCD display, 7
LED
Green, 34
Red, 34
Lock/Hold switch, 10
Long Play, 21, 39
M
Memory card, 11
Format, 12
Insert, 11
Reformat, 27
Menu, 16
Backlight, 25
Contrast, 26
Date and time, 19
Device beep, 22
Keywords, 18
Microphone sensitivity, 23
Reformatting the memory card, 27
Remaining time, 26
SP/LP, 21
Voice-activated recording, 24
Microphone sensitivity, 23
MMC, 11
Mode
Insert, 34
Overwrite, 34
Power Save, 28
Record Standby, 29
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Operations
Advanced, 42
Basic, 29
Overwrite mode, 34
P
Package contents, 2
Playback, 35
Power Save mode, 28
Priority, 32
Priority button, 32
Program
DPM Download/Configuration, 42,
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R
REC, 29
REC button, 29
Recharge
Batteries, 9
Record Standby, 29
Recording, 29
Recording format
Long Play, 21, 39
Standard Play, 21, 39
Recording mode
Insert, 34
Overwrite, 34
Reformat
Memory card, 27
Remaining time, 26
Reset
DPM, 47
S
SD, 11
Section (sound file)
Delete, 37
Skip Back, 41
Skip Forward, 41
Software
DPM Download/configuration, 42
DPM Download/Configuration, 45
Sound file
Delete - file, 38
Delete section, 37
Playback, 35
Skip Back, 41
Skip Forward, 41
Sound file format
Long Play, 21, 39
Standard Play, 21, 39
SP/LP, 21, 39
Standard display, 15
Standard Play, 21, 39
Start screen, 13
Symbols, 7
T
Time, 19
Transfer
Data, 45
Troubleshooting, 47
V
VA, 24, 40
Voice-activated recording, 24, 40
Volume, 35
W
Warnings, 47
Winding, 36
Workflow management, 45
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